January 28 morning, according to technology blog TechCrunch, Apple last May and October in a series of indicators of market capitalization and revenue beyond the two old rivals Microsoft. In the most recent quarter, although still slightly lower than Apple's profit company, but Apple is expected next quarter will surpass Microsoft as the technology company full market capitalization, revenue and profit of the king.
Microsoft's latest quarterly profit was 66.3 billion, while Apple's profit of $ 6,000,000,000 over the same period. The reason for this is that Microsoft sells high-margin software and Apple sells a relatively low-margin hardware.
Apple's most recent quarter, a record profit of $ 6,000,000,000 of its history the most, than the previous record high of 1.7 billion. And Microsoft over the same period a profit of 6.63 billion U.S. dollars, 0.4% compared to last year. Despite Microsoft's profit chain has been growing Laptop battery, but the growth rate has been lower than the apple. Microsoft quarterly profit chain grew by about 1.2 billion.
A quarter is due to the recent holiday season, both companies reported the best performance out of the year, so the next quarter should have declined. But trends, Microsoft is the magnitude of decline in performance should be greater than Apple.
Apple revenue than Microsoft is the first time in 10 months, the rate was more than 40 billion U.S. dollars. In a recent quarter, the gap between the two companies to expand sales to nearly 70 billion dollars. Apple's market capitalization is now about 700 higher than Microsoft's billion.
Apple's profit higher than the last time Microsoft also dates back to 1990. Was entirely different picture. Microsoft had just released Windows 3.0, and Apple is working to develop System 7. Microsoft was just like a rising star, while Apple was in decline.
As the years change, the old enemy in the next quarter may have to switch roles again.
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